We are shining light on the financial dealings between Gavin Newsom and his major funder – the 54th richest billionaire family in the world – and highlighting how Gavin’s upbringing was far different than the humble lifestyle he often portrays. With frequent updates, this new site will continually educate Californians on the new – and often surprising – details of Gavin Newsom’s complicated financial dealings and extravagant life.
Long funded by the Getty oil fortune, Gavin Newsom has lived much of his life as if he was a de facto trust fund member of the one of the world’s wealthiest families, living the lifestyle only enjoyed by the top echelons of the world’s upper class.
Despite his claims of a hard-scrabble upbringing, Gavin Newsom grew up in wealthy Marin County the son of a powerful, politically-connected San Francisco attorney who managed the J. Paul Getty fortune.
As a result of that introduction, this “Fortunate Son” hit the jackpot and has been promoted in politics and business through generous investments and contributions from one of the world’s most privileged families.
Although reporters have written about the Getty handouts over the years, it appears they have only scratched the surface.
The site will educate voters about the tangled web of financial dealings in which Getty was the funder and Gavin and his family were the benefactors, and on just how out of touch this “Fortunate Son” – with his lavish lifestyle and entitled upbringing – is with struggling Californians.